Woof! Arf! Bow Wow! However you say it, National Dog Day is a pretty big deal around here. Dogs are our best friends, our confidants, our exercise buddies. Their smarts, loyalty, playful spirit, and affectionate nature are heartwarming and rewarding. Whether you're taking a morning walk, roughhousing in the back yard, or snuggling up for some quality time on the couch, a puppy pal or fuzzy friend can be your ideal companion. Today we're celebrating Natinal Dog Day with our favorite quotes about dogs (thank you, Pinterest!) and our favorite dog books.
Also, check out the Facebook fan page for National Dog Day! They're doing some exciting things, and have a mission to help all dogs live an "abuse-free life." Below is their fun Facebook post celebrating the big day.
A Gallery of Our Favorite Quotes for Dog Lovers (thanks, Pinterest!)
Our Favorite Dog Books!
My Dog's The World's Best Dog: After publishing one of the great cat books of all time--All I Need to Know I Learned from My Cat, which propelled both author and cat, Binky, to stardom--Suzy Becker makes a startling confession--she's a dog lover, too. And not just an ordinary dog lover, but a confirmed my-dog's-the-world's-best-dog dog person. My Dog's The World's Best Dog is a valentine to dogs and dog people everywhere, full of whimsy and affection. Page after page captures a knowing moment in the relationship between people and dogs. Wylie, subject of the book, is Every Dog, and why is she the world's best dog? Count the ways: "There's not a mean bone in her body." "She knows when I'm coming-and gives the best greetings, even if I've only been gone for 45 seconds." "My dog loves my cat-which is not to say that the reverse is true. But that doesn't seem to bother her much. Come to think of it, nothing does."
Playful spaniels completely covered with snow—“There’s no such thing as ‘bad’ weather.” Two happy dogs sleeping, one on top of the other— “Sometimes you need a pillow. Sometimes you are the pillow." The bulldog who’s headfirst in her bowl—“Every meal is THE BEST MEAL EVER.”
Cynthia L. Copeland has a gift for discovering those sorts of simple, timeless lessons. She did it when her children were younger with Really Important Stuff My Kids Have Taught Me. Now she distills all-new wisdom from her lifelong love of dogs. Really Important Stuff My Dog Has Taught Me is tender, funny, warm, and utterly inspiring. Pairing an irresistible photograph with just the right sentiment, every page delivers a life lesson that appeals as much to our hearts as our minds. It reminds us again and again of what’s important, like love: “Be there when others need you.” Compassion: “Even the smallest act of kindness matters.” Perseverance: “Keep going until you find your way home.” A healthy sense of self: “Make it squeak until someone pays attention.” Living in the present moment: “Scratch where it itches, when it itches.” And that happiness is a choice: “Leap higher than you have to.”
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